See it if Powerful bio. Unable to cope with fame and PTSD, Salinger goes into reclusion with his fictional characters. Large well-directed cast.
Don't see it if You don't like bios. You want a happy experience. Weighty 1 hr 40 mins in a basement theater w/no intermission. Read more
See it if you enjoy Salinger, great theater or both. The production keeps most of the performers on stage & in character throughout. Effective!
Don't see it if you expect this biographical piece to be a realistic drama. It is chronological but jumps through time with two men playing Salinger.
See it if About JD Salinger life and his writing. See good acting.
Don't see it if 2 hrs, not a happy story. Read more
See it if Curious about Salinger and how he got that way.
Don't see it if You're not up for a lengthy near 2-hour bio much in need of trimming. Well imagined and staged in Theatre For a New City's tight space.
See it if NYPLibrary/ 5th Av has a Salinger exhibit. I went before the show. Attending heightened my understanding of JDS & the show. Try to see it.
Don't see it if You are uninterested in Salinger. You like a straight line, story show. You do not believe fine theater happens in small, rough spaces.
See it if Love J.D. Salinger and the literary world.
Don't see it if Hate commuting to and from the East Village and sitting in a basement for two hours. Read more
See it if U are fascinated in lifting the veil of mystery from one of America’s most influential writers & super private celebrity. Erudite research.
Don't see it if U r not fan of literary figures & prefer light entertainment. U like straight & narrow linear storytelling without time & dual role switches Read more
See it if You want to see a tight, well acted, well directed play about one of the 20th Century's greatest American writers.
Don't see it if You don't like JD Salinger or have no interest in leaning about the man behind the works of A Catcher In The Rye or Franny & Zooey.